Symantec has uncovered 152 malicious Android apps being circulated online that claim to provide free data boosts for Jio customers. The apps masquerade as apps from Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited. Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, also known as Jio, is the largest 4G network in India, with more than 300 million subscribers.
These 152 APKs were developed under 21 different package names, all of which claim to offer a free daily data allowance of 25 GB or 125 GB for a period of time ranging from just one day to one year. However, users who download these malicious apps will not receive any free data boosts; instead, their devices will be used to generate advertising revenue for the developers of the apps.